Joseph C. Goulden’s review of David Hoffman’s “The Billion Dollar Spy” (BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal,” Web, July 5) gives a riveting account of how the CIA recruited a Soviet agent named Adolf Tolkachev.
After reading the front-page article “GOP calls on Obama to fire IRS chief” (July 28), I was amused by the response of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, to the suggestion that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen be sacked for obstructing the investigation into politically motivated targeting of conservative groups.
Sen. Orrin Hatch is upset about colleagues’ manners concerning “name calling” (“When tough talk roils the decorum of the Senate,” Web, July 28). Mr. Hatch has been a senator for 38 years.
I found the article “Hillary Clinton campaign starts Black Lives Matter outreach: report” (Web, July 27) interesting but in need of some explanation.
President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry have put the United States and other countries in jeopardy by entering into an agreement with Iran which temporarily curbs Tehran’s nuclear-armaments program. Either our leaders have been duped or they are naive (or both). Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry are more concerned about their respective legacies than the security of the world.